Instant Chili Pickle Recipe

This Instant Chili Pickle recipe is all you need to make the best use of your extra chilies. This pickle is bursting with flavors and done in no time at all. Imagine this – you have something that you spent no time in making yet it lasts for weeks? Score, right?

I love my pickles and chutneys HOT and SPICY…, and I have no qualms about it. Be it the Tomato Chutney that’s a staple in my home or be it the burnt Garlic Chutney, that I can slather on the Lentil Patties or mix a spoon of it in my Dals to elevate the taste to an unimaginable level.

But my friends, I may be an expert on turning fruits and veggies into finger licking good chutneys, but I considered myself a novice when it came to making pickles. Ugh. For me, Indian pickle sounded like something that moms, grand moms, aunts labored throughout the summer to make. And that involved so many steps –  starting from picking the fruits like berries, mangoes, washing them, making the achaar or pickle masala by putting together the ingredients and then dry roasting them. And finally making the pickles getting ready by sun drying them for days till they absorb all the flavors from the pickle masala.

Ugh, right?

But not this Instant Chili Pickle. This one was done in less than 10 minutes. I had an unimaginable amount of fresh chilies picked from the farmers market and I really really didn’t want to see them get wasted.., so I thought of making me some spicy Instant Chili Pickle.

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This vegan, gluten free, no sugar, instantly made Indian Chili Pickle is that condiment which can add layers of flavors to an otherwise boring lunch/dinner or breakfast. You have lots of green chilies and you are running out of ideas to save them…., try making this Instant Chili Pickle. Solves the problem right away.


  • Extra hot green/red/yellow fresh chili- 500 gms or about 2 and 1/2 cups (you can use any variety, but make sure they are hot)
  • Mustard Oil – 7/8 TBSP
  • Vinegar – 4 TBSP
  • Fennel seeds- 6 tsp
  • Black mustard seeds- 6 tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Fenugreek seeds- 3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida- 1 TSP
  • Lemon Juic


  • Wash the fresh chilies well. Dab them dry with a towel and then slit them lengthwise. Be careful while handling chilies. Use gloves.
  • Roast the whole spices in low flame for 2 minutes. 2 minutes is enough.
  • Coarsely grind them
  • Mix  the spices, vinegar, turmeric, salt, hing powder, lemon juice and mustard oil to the chilies. Mix well and store in a glass jar.
  • The Instant Chili Pickle is ready. This pickle tastes awesome after 2 days.

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Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

47 thoughts

  1. The sound of chili pickle itself makes me salivate …your pics are really making me hungry and i am craving for this lipsmacking pickle now..thanks for this super tempting share !

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  2. Of all the pickles, I love chilli pickle the most! And being an impatient person always look for instant pickle recipes. This one is right up my alley!

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  3. Though I am not so fond of pickles yet your pics are making me drool. Looks so mouthwatering with tantalising flavours. Great share!!

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  4. yummmy, literally mouthwatering with such a tempting look of this pickle. I never tried any pickle so far. chili pickle I adore with my pulao.

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  5. Instant pickles are instant gratification. I will reach out for some hot parathas or kichadi to go with this firebrand.

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